Mastrius Artist Mentor
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Mentoring Emerging and Aspiring Artists
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MEDIUM: Oil Paint | Mixed Media Art | Encaustic Art
SPECIALTY: ✔ Generalist
I strive to make art that touches people’s hearts, either abstract or
figurative and has spiritual meaning for me. Through my art, I hope to
connect with others with beauty of harmony, color form and energy.
Dreams and meditation often give me a starting point on an image. I
usually work in encaustic .
Then comes the application of many layers of molten wax paint. With
encaustic, each layer is heat fused into the existing surface. At times I
draw or paint on the layers and then scrape and rebuild the facade.
I also use cold wax and oil . These paintings are also layered and
textured, but never heated because the medium contains solvent.
These actions are much like analyzing a dream. Layer after layer is
applied, scraped, incised, and marked to allow the truth of the piece to
speak. The revealed layers whisper their subtle messages. I never have
total control of my life or encaustic painting. Like jazz, there is
improvisation that can take a work to a deeper, more subconscious state
that can be meditative and musical. I allow my subconscious to take over
so that the work may transform me beyond the mundane and
predictable. I open my senses to the experience and emotionally consent
to a poetic and thrilling adventure. The fluidity of the encaustic medium
is challenging, exhilarating, inspiring and exciting, making a painting
that can be looked into as well as looked at. I strive for layered
luminosity that is appealingly tactile, encouraging viewers to stroke and
caress the surface, discovering the sensual experience of encaustic or
Listed below are this Mentor’s specialty skills. Join this group if you want to grow in these areas.
Specialty: ✔ Generalist
Colour and Composition
Supplies and Tools – what to use, where to save, and where to spend
Studio Setup for Art Production
Providing Art Critiques
Teaching How to Self Critique
MARKETING & BRANDING:
Artist Statement & CV
Shows and Exhibits
Marketing & Branding
Running your art business the day-to-day
Studio Time Management
“Mastrius has done wonders for my confidence. I have managed to step way outside of my comfort zone which has in turn given rise to so many more opportunities to further my art career.”
~ Deb, Emerging Artist
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MORE ABOUT THE ARTIST
Ezshwan Winding is an artist based in San Miguel de Allende. She studied at the American Academy of Art, Chicago, Barett College, Lake Forest, IL, Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago, U.C.L.A., The Art Institute of Chicago, and the University of Illinois where she received a FAA degree in painting and advertising design. She is know for her encaustic abstract and figurative paintings that focus on the inner meaning of life and the power of introspection. Ezshwan has show her work internationally; France. Spain, Italy, Mexico and the United States. Besides her studio work, Ezshwan Winding is actively teaching the encaustic painting technique, both in her studio and online. She has been chosen as one of the world’s best encaustic instructors by Essence of Mulranny EOM studios, an art school in Ireland, where
she is one of the online teachers. Ezshwan owned and directed an art gallery in Scottsdale AZ and developed an art marketing program for her gallery artists. When she moved to Ashland OR, she founded and was president of Gallery Living Colours in Ashland OR. She taught portrait painting in the Southern Oregon University and still teaches portraiture privately in her studio.